According to a recent survey, Louisiana is ranked third on a list of the worst states for teen drivers.

David said though Louisiana is generally an unsafe place to drive, car crashes are the leading killer of teens across the nation.

David said parents of teen drivers are mostly unaware of the graduated driver's license law that, for example, dictates the age of passengers a teen driver can have in their vehicle after 6 p.m. through 5 a.m.

Teen drivers are susceptible to falling prey to distractions inside the vehicle, but David said, so are adults. Impaired drivers, teens and adults alike, take their lives, and the lives of others into their own hands.

David advises motorists to dial *LSP (*577) to report any number of traffic issues, including reckless drivers or road hazards.

Like always, you can hear Master Trooper Brooks David on Acadiana's Morning News every Tuesday at 7:10 a.m. Dial 232-1542 to call into the program with your questions for our in-studio law enforcement veteran.